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A Quote of the 20th Century: Doesn’t It Relate to Romney, Candidate for the Other 53%?

Posted on the 18 September 2012 by Btchakir @btchakir


A Quote of the 20th Century: doesn’t it relate to Romney, candidate for the other 53%?

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, “All the Sad Young Men,” 1936

Thanks to and Constant Weader for posting this one. Things don’t seem to have changed in the past 76 years. Some folks never learn.

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